Grow neutrophils, grow!
Well, Noah's lab test revealed he had made one neutrophil! And one is much better than none. His doctor did the neutrophil dance to encourage him to keep making them...I'll try to catch that on camera tomorrow. ;) His ANC (absolute neutrophil count) is about 8; the goal for a chemo patient is 500; the average ANC is at least 1500. Since Noah has not had fever since Saturday, his blood cultures have not shown any bacteria, no infection...we should be coming home tomorrow IF his neutrophils continue to grow. So pray for those little white blood cells! I can tell my patience is wearing out with Noah and his patience with me. Yes, we're together all the time anyway but we usually have about 1800 square feet to move around in. This hospital room (which is a really nice size and fits 2 chair-beds comfortably) is starting to close in on us. I am thankful that Noah hasn't been sick and on lots of meds; he's been able to sleep comfortably with only an occasional vitals check at night and he gets to play at the Lily Pad about once a day. Things could be so much worse, I know. But that doesn't make me any less ready to get home - especially since that's where my sweet husband is. John and I have never spent much time apart at all, so this is an adjustment in that aspect as well. I will post tomorrow, hopefully with news that we are HOMEWARD BOUND!!!
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These posts are written by Noah's parents Jessica & John David Crowe. The default author is Jess, and those written by John David will be noted.